Period
to 29 July 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 29 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
England > South East
6 months to
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 196 139 157
Rank change year-on-year -57 +18 -20
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 276 254 571
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 1.69% 2.13% 2.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.26% 8.17% 7.66%
Number of salaries quoted 211 231 470
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £21,925
25th Percentile £28,000 £36,250 £29,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £35,500 £52,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year -31.73% +22.35% +6.25%
75th Percentile £62,500 £63,750 £60,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £75,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +1.19%

Microsoft Certification is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South East
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 4,408 3,110 7,450
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 26.97% 26.03% 28.20%
Number of salaries quoted 2,582 2,294 5,534
10th Percentile £29,091 £28,750 £26,250
25th Percentile £38,250 £36,250 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £61,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £73,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in the South East

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in the South East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Certification in the South East.

Salary trend for Microsoft Certification in the South East

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing Microsoft Certification in the South East over the 6 months to 29 July 2021.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Certification in the South East

Microsoft Certification
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the South East region over the 6 months to 29 July 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire -38 124 £37,500 -28.57% 17
Thames Valley -44 63 £39,500 -16.84% 33
Surrey -40 58 £28,000 -46.41% 11
Buckinghamshire -23 35 £36,000 -17.71% 16
Berkshire -45 25 £47,500 -17.39% 9
West Sussex -9 14 £44,750 -36.07% 5
Kent -26 11 £32,000 +3.23% 6
East Sussex -13 8 £38,250 -12.57% 2
Oxfordshire -21 3 £45,000 +42.86% 8
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 29 July 2021, IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the South East region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 260 (94.20%) Microsoft
2 150 (54.35%) Active Directory
3 147 (53.26%) Azure
4 124 (44.93%) Microsoft 365
5 116 (42.03%) Windows
5 116 (42.03%) VMware
6 107 (38.77%) MCSE
7 91 (32.97%) Social Skills
8 90 (32.61%) SQL
9 77 (27.90%) SQL Server
10 68 (24.64%) ITIL
11 66 (23.91%) Windows Server
12 63 (22.83%) Cisco Certification
13 62 (22.46%) CCNA
14 60 (21.74%) Firewall
14 60 (21.74%) Windows 10
15 53 (19.20%) SharePoint
16 52 (18.84%) Hyper-V
17 50 (18.12%) Agile Software Development
18 46 (16.67%) MS Exchange
18 46 (16.67%) MCSA
18 46 (16.67%) PowerShell
19 45 (16.30%) C#
19 45 (16.30%) Citrix
20 44 (15.94%) .NET
21 43 (15.58%) Degree
21 43 (15.58%) VMware Infrastructure
21 43 (15.58%) Azure Active Directory
22 42 (15.22%) JavaScript
22 42 (15.22%) MCP

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 53 (19.20%) SharePoint
2 46 (16.67%) MS Exchange
3 9 (3.26%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (2.90%) IIS
5 7 (2.54%) WordPress
6 6 (2.17%) CMS
6 6 (2.17%) Confluence
6 6 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (2.17%) Sitecore CMS
6 6 (2.17%) Umbraco
7 3 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.36%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.36%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.36%) Tomcat
Applications
1 42 (15.22%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (2.90%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (2.17%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.36%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.36%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 147 (53.26%) Azure
2 124 (44.93%) Microsoft 365
3 43 (15.58%) Azure Active Directory
4 37 (13.41%) AWS
5 23 (8.33%) PaaS
6 22 (7.97%) IaaS
7 16 (5.80%) OneDrive
8 15 (5.43%) Power Platform
9 10 (3.62%) SaaS
10 8 (2.90%) Power Automate
11 7 (2.54%) PowerApps
12 6 (2.17%) Mimecast
13 2 (0.72%) Dropbox
13 2 (0.72%) HP Helion
13 2 (0.72%) IBM Cloud
13 2 (0.72%) SoftLayer
13 2 (0.72%) TestFlight
14 1 (0.36%) Azure Logic Apps
14 1 (0.36%) Azure Machine Learning
14 1 (0.36%) Azure Synapse Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 60 (21.74%) Firewall
2 41 (14.86%) DNS
3 37 (13.41%) DHCP
4 33 (11.96%) VLAN
5 28 (10.14%) TCP/IP
5 28 (10.14%) VPN
6 21 (7.61%) SAN
7 20 (7.25%) WAN
8 13 (4.71%) LAN
9 11 (3.99%) VoIP
10 8 (2.90%) Internet
10 8 (2.90%) iSCSI
11 7 (2.54%) Fibre Channel
11 7 (2.54%) NAS
11 7 (2.54%) SSL
11 7 (2.54%) WLAN
12 6 (2.17%) IPsec
13 5 (1.81%) VSAN
14 4 (1.45%) HTTP
15 3 (1.09%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (27.90%) SQL Server
2 35 (12.68%) Relational Database
3 18 (6.52%) RDBMS
4 9 (3.26%) Power BI
5 5 (1.81%) SQL Server 2016
5 5 (1.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (1.09%) Azure SQL Database
7 3 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.72%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.36%) MS Access
9 1 (0.36%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 15 (5.43%) Grunt
1 15 (5.43%) gulp
1 15 (5.43%) Visual Studio
1 15 (5.43%) webpack
2 10 (3.62%) JIRA
3 5 (1.81%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.72%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.72%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.36%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.36%) TeamCity
General
1 91 (32.97%) Social Skills
2 19 (6.88%) Finance
3 13 (4.71%) Organisational Skills
4 10 (3.62%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (3.26%) Legal
6 6 (2.17%) Military
6 6 (2.17%) Pharmaceutical
6 6 (2.17%) Public Sector
7 5 (1.81%) Presentation Skills
8 3 (1.09%) Billing
8 3 (1.09%) Local Government
9 2 (0.72%) Banking
10 1 (0.36%) Automotive
10 1 (0.36%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 52 (18.84%) Analyst
2 40 (14.49%) IT Support
3 38 (13.77%) Support Engineer
4 29 (10.51%) Developer
5 27 (9.78%) IT Engineer
6 26 (9.42%) Architect
7 25 (9.06%) Cryptography Engineer
7 25 (9.06%) IT Analyst
8 23 (8.33%) Software Developer
9 21 (7.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 21 (7.61%) IT Support Engineer
9 21 (7.61%) Support Analyst
10 19 (6.88%) 2nd Line Support
11 16 (5.80%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 15 (5.43%) Service Analyst
13 14 (5.07%) Team Leader
13 14 (5.07%) Technical Support
14 13 (4.71%) Consultant
15 12 (4.35%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 12 (4.35%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (15.94%) .NET
2 40 (14.49%) ASP.NET
3 39 (14.13%) AngularJS
4 38 (13.77%) CSS
4 38 (13.77%) HTML
5 35 (12.68%) React
6 33 (11.96%) .NET Core
6 33 (11.96%) ASP.NET Web API
6 33 (11.96%) HTML5
6 33 (11.96%) Vue.js
7 23 (8.33%) .NET Framework
8 22 (7.97%) KnockoutJS
9 18 (6.52%) CSS3
9 18 (6.52%) Entity Framework
10 15 (5.43%) Dapper ORM
10 15 (5.43%) NHibernate
11 13 (4.71%) ASP.NET MVC
12 9 (3.26%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 7 (2.54%) Web Services
14 6 (2.17%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 33 (11.96%) Data Centre
2 30 (10.87%) PKI
3 25 (9.06%) Algorithms
4 16 (5.80%) User Experience
5 15 (5.43%) Mobile App
5 15 (5.43%) Self-Motivation
6 14 (5.07%) Driving Licence
6 14 (5.07%) Hybrid Cloud
7 12 (4.35%) Private Cloud
8 11 (3.99%) Public Cloud
9 10 (3.62%) Video Conferencing
10 5 (1.81%) Cyberthreat
11 4 (1.45%) Legacy Systems
12 3 (1.09%) Greenfield Project
12 3 (1.09%) Management Information System
13 2 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
14 1 (0.36%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 1 (0.36%) EPoS
14 1 (0.36%) Security Operations Centre
14 1 (0.36%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 116 (42.03%) Windows
2 66 (23.91%) Windows Server
3 60 (21.74%) Windows 10
4 28 (10.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (7.25%) Android
6 18 (6.52%) Windows Server 2016
7 16 (5.80%) Apple iOS
7 16 (5.80%) Windows Server 2019
8 15 (5.43%) Linux
9 11 (3.99%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (1.81%) Windows 8
11 3 (1.09%) VMS
11 3 (1.09%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.36%) CentOS
12 1 (0.36%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.36%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (24.64%) ITIL
2 50 (18.12%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (12.68%) Scrum
4 31 (11.23%) Problem-Solving
5 29 (10.51%) MVC
6 28 (10.14%) Mentoring
7 27 (9.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 27 (9.78%) Project Management
8 26 (9.42%) Validation
9 25 (9.06%) Cryptography
10 24 (8.70%) OO
10 24 (8.70%) PRINCE2
10 24 (8.70%) Service Delivery
11 23 (8.33%) Service Management
12 22 (7.97%) Presales
13 18 (6.52%) OOP
13 18 (6.52%) TDD
14 16 (5.80%) CRM
14 16 (5.80%) Customer-Centricity
14 16 (5.80%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 90 (32.61%) SQL
2 46 (16.67%) PowerShell
3 45 (16.30%) C#
4 42 (15.22%) JavaScript
5 19 (6.88%) T-SQL
6 5 (1.81%) Python
6 5 (1.81%) TypeScript
7 3 (1.09%) Java
8 2 (0.72%) Apple Swift
8 2 (0.72%) Objective-C
8 2 (0.72%) VBScript
9 1 (0.36%) C
9 1 (0.36%) VB
9 1 (0.36%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 107 (38.77%) MCSE
2 63 (22.83%) Cisco Certification
3 62 (22.46%) CCNA
4 46 (16.67%) MCSA
5 43 (15.58%) Degree
6 42 (15.22%) MCP
7 17 (6.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 16 (5.80%) MCITP
9 13 (4.71%) Security Cleared
10 12 (4.35%) SC Cleared
11 11 (3.99%) CISSP
12 10 (3.62%) Network+ Certification
13 9 (3.26%) A+ Certification
13 9 (3.26%) CCA
13 9 (3.26%) Citrix Certification
14 8 (2.90%) CEH
14 8 (2.90%) Computer Science Degree
14 8 (2.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 6 (2.17%) CompTIA Security+
15 6 (2.17%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (10.87%) SLA
2 16 (5.80%) QA
3 5 (1.81%) NCSC
3 5 (1.81%) NIST
4 4 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.72%) HL7
6 1 (0.36%) Accessibility
6 1 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.36%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 150 (54.35%) Active Directory
2 52 (18.84%) Hyper-V
3 43 (15.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (6.88%) vSphere
5 13 (4.71%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (2.54%) Terminal Server
6 7 (2.54%) XenApp
7 3 (1.09%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.36%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.36%) Docker
9 1 (0.36%) NFS
9 1 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.36%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 41 (14.86%) Microsoft Intune
2 27 (9.78%) SCCM
3 24 (8.70%) WSUS
4 6 (2.17%) Ansible
5 4 (1.45%) CSIRT
6 3 (1.09%) Kubernetes
6 3 (1.09%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.72%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 2 (0.72%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.72%) Nessus
7 2 (0.72%) NetApp OnCommand
7 2 (0.72%) Plesk
7 2 (0.72%) SCOM
7 2 (0.72%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.72%) Terraform
8 1 (0.36%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.36%) QRadar
8 1 (0.36%) ServerView Suite
8 1 (0.36%) vRealize
Vendors
1 260 (94.20%) Microsoft
2 116 (42.03%) VMware
3 45 (16.30%) Citrix
4 29 (10.51%) Cisco
5 25 (9.06%) Gemalto
6 18 (6.52%) Google
7 17 (6.16%) Xamarin
8 15 (5.43%) IBM
9 13 (4.71%) Veeam
10 9 (3.26%) Sophos
11 8 (2.90%) Sage
11 8 (2.90%) Zscaler
12 7 (2.54%) Dell
13 6 (2.17%) Palo Alto
13 6 (2.17%) Sitecore
14 5 (1.81%) Draytek
14 5 (1.81%) McAfee
14 5 (1.81%) Meraki
14 5 (1.81%) NetApp
15 4 (1.45%) Symantec